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How Good Is a Vegan Diet?
Come with me as I explore the benefits of going all out vegetarian rather than sticking to the traditional diet of meat and vegetables. Lately concerns have emerged after my sister died of pancreatic cancer a couple of years ago and a cluster of cysts was found on my pancreas. Some unexplained pains and my increasing age has warned me against sticking to my normal habits, especially in relation to food.

Some years ago my leaning more towards vegetables and fruits made me plan my garden to accommodate numerous fruit trees and patches for growing them. The exercise in performing duties to maintain these things has added to my regime.

Lately, however, I spend far too much time sitting and writing, especially now it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere. This has taken its toll on my body and being aware that lack of exercise is a recipe for cancer and other health problems my mind is made up.

What can I do to ward off unwanted diseases like cancer? Having just written an article on colorectal cancer one of the first things that pops out is the effect of red meat on the body. That is something that has crept back into my diet over the last few months and now it feels like poison. Perhaps a vegan diet is the answer. Here is what has been discovered so far.

According to some researchers plant-based diets are recommended because we draw our calories from grain based products, fruit and vegetables. They posit that 70% of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet. They also claim that a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.

The cancer list that is preventable comprises colon, breast, prostate, stomach, lung, and oesophageal. Its low-fat qualities can also reverse conditions, such as those related to the heart. In my diet so far there is no sugar or salt intake other than what is in some foods.

With less animal fat and cholesterol there is more fibre and antioxidant-rich produce and for me that means better immune system all round. The bottom line is why not start on a vegan diet today? Next thing is to hunt down some good recipes to help me on my way.

Anyone who is obese or suffering from any of the conditions mentioned in this article are best advised to try the switch from animal to plant-based meals. That way they can see for themselves what effect they obtain. There is nothing to lose and for me, at least, there may be everything to gain.

Milo is the best pup ever! He's super cute and really knows how to use his cuteness to his advantage. He's a tiny lover with a huge heart! This little guy will surly make you smile daily and laugh often! Milo is about 2 lbs and is only 2 months old.

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The Essence of the Paleo Diet
What is the Paleo Diet? Perhaps you have heard the term before and are now interested in learning more about the subject. Possibly, you know someone suffering from one of the many diseases attributed to the processed foods that are so prevalent now. Then again, maybe you have a few pounds to lose and have heard good things about this type of diet. Whatever the reason may be, you are in the right place to get the facts about this new yet old way of eating.

The Paleo Diet is a way of eating that takes into consideration that the genetics of man have not changed much in the last 15,000 years. This was long before organized agricultural methods allowed humans to produce mass quantities of food stuffs like corn. The diet takes the premise that what man was eating at this time in history is what he should be consuming today.

This era of history is known as the Paleolithic era, hence the name, Paleolithic Diet, which has been shortened by our nickname oriented society to just the Paleo Diet. During this time, Paleolithic man was mainly a carnivore. Hunting and fishing provided most of the daily food consumption. These animals were not stuffed into feedlots or fish farms as they are today so they roamed free until they came upon a lucky Paleo hunter.

Paleo man did have some carbohydrates in the form of wild growing vegetables, fungi, nuts, fruits, and roots. Just as the animals were spread out so were these sources of carbohydrates. They did not have row after row of genetically modified wheat planted on the back forty.

Studies have been done on the effects of the Paleo diet and researchers have found improved health in those following the method. The researchers originally based the theory of improved health on the fact that the people of isolated areas tend to be free of the common diseases of the more affluent cultures. The most famous study was the Kitava project, which studied a non-westernized group of people living on an island off of Papua New Guinea.

The people of Kitava were living in much the same manner as Paleo man did 15,000 years ago. The researchers discovered these people did not suffer from diseases such as diabetes. Obesity was not observed among these hearty people and diseases of the heart, hypertension or strokes were almost nonexistent. The diet of the Kitava islanders was much the same as early man.

The Paleo Diet was first introduced in the early 1970's by gastroenterologist Walter L. Voegtlin. Using the theories of evolutionary medicine, Voegtlin surmised that the eating habits of Paleo man would lead to improved health by someone willing to change to this "new" old way. His suggestion of a diet consisting of mainly fats and protein sprinkled with a few carbohydrates met with stern opposition. The improved results of the patients that followed his advice were hard to argue with though. People with various digestive problems, like colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion all noted vast improvement and reversal.

Adapting to this diet today has become much simpler due to awareness of concerned farmers who realize processed modern food is killing the population. Free range meats are available at specialty stores like Whole Foods and are becoming quite common in national grocery chains. Improved farming using organic techniques can provide similar vegetables along with organically grown fruits and nuts. Eating like a Paleo man is as easy as going to the corner market.

Proteins are a major part of the diet and should be free range cuts of meat that are naturally lean, but contain fats the human body requires. Free range chickens can provide eggs. Organic fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients for a healthy body. To get the healthy fats you need there are nuts, fish oil, avocados, and olive oil.

When shopping, be sure to avoid the processed foods and those which contain added sugar. Mass produced grains are linked to many diseases and should be left on the shelf. Alcohol, starches, legumes and dairy products should be crossed off your grocery list as well. All in all, the Paleo diet is a recipe for improved health and well-being.